Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > Canada > The Maple Leaf
Reload this Page >

He's baaaaccckkkk.....

He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Old Jan 22nd 2014, 2:49 pm
  #16  
Assimilated Pauper
 
dbd33's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 39,699
dbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by iaink View Post
I dont think he really gets that being mayor is a 24-7 sort of job and that his behaviour reflects on his position even when hes not at the office....
That's pretty pompous. He's the Mayor of Toronto, his job is give the taxpayers of Toronto (of whom I'm one) a bit of a laugh and to promote the city around the world. He's caused Toronto to be mentioned in the UK, even in America, so I think he's at least as good as Mel Lastman and way better than that beige woman from a while back and the chubby fellow with the ill fitting jackets who had the job recently.

He's even speaking in patois, promoting the multicultural nature of Toronto.
dbd33 is offline  
Old Jan 22nd 2014, 2:51 pm
  #17  
.
 
Oink's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 20,154
Oink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
That's pretty pompous. He's the Mayor of Toronto, his job is give the taxpayers of Toronto (of whom I'm one) a bit of a laugh and to promote the city around the world. He's caused Toronto to be mentioned in the UK, even in America, so I think he's at least as good as Mel Lastman and way better than that beige woman from a while back and the chubby fellow with the ill fitting jackets who had the job recently.

He's even speaking in patois, promoting the multicultural nature of Toronto.
I thought he was having a stroke.
Oink is offline  
Old Jan 22nd 2014, 2:58 pm
  #18  
Moderαtor Emeritus
 
iaink's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2003
Location: Upstate South Carolina
Posts: 30,767
iaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond reputeiaink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by dbd33 View Post
That's pretty pompous. He's the Mayor of Toronto, his job is give the taxpayers of Toronto (of whom I'm one) a bit of a laugh and to promote the city around the world. He's caused Toronto to be mentioned in the UK, even in America, so I think he's at least as good as Mel Lastman and way better than that beige woman from a while back and the chubby fellow with the ill fitting jackets who had the job recently.

He's even speaking in patois, promoting the multicultural nature of Toronto.
Fair points, but then why does he keep apologizing for his behavior
iaink is offline  
Old Jan 22nd 2014, 3:00 pm
  #19  
.
 
Oink's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 20,154
Oink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond reputeOink has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Maybe someone should steer him to Nando's. There's a new one that's opened up on Bay Street. Its a healthier option.
Oink is offline  
Old Jan 22nd 2014, 3:06 pm
  #20  
Assimilated Pauper
 
dbd33's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2005
Location: Ontario
Posts: 39,699
dbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond reputedbd33 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by iaink View Post
Fair points, but then why does he keep apologizing for his behavior
He's Canadian.
dbd33 is offline  
Old Jan 22nd 2014, 9:15 pm
  #21  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by Oink View Post
Maybe someone should steer him to Nando's. There's a new one that's opened up on Bay Street. Its a healthier option.
Wrong neighbourhood - my guess is he wanted to get buzzed so got to Lisi's place, got drunk, smoked some good weed and got the munchies, then got Sandy to swing by Steak Queen on the way home so he could grab a bag of souvlaki or chicken or something. Lisi didn't seem too preturbed at being video'd, but not much he could do about it while he's a-waiting to go to court. I had a great laugh with our Jamaican financial officer over the video. She and her husband saw it and thought it must be a voice over. I said, "No, that's Rob Ford talking Jafakin''. I was waiting for our janitorial supply to deliver some cases of bumbaclot.
caretaker is offline  
Old Jan 27th 2014, 8:40 pm
  #22  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

It was one of the late show hosts, either Jimmy Kimmel or Jimmy Fallon said "I've seen lots of Jamaican guys get high, but this is the first time I've seen a high guy get Jamaican."
caretaker is offline  
Old Jan 28th 2014, 8:26 am
  #23  
BEd Enthusiast
 
cjones's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: North Coast, BC
Posts: 671
cjones has a reputation beyond reputecjones has a reputation beyond reputecjones has a reputation beyond reputecjones has a reputation beyond reputecjones has a reputation beyond reputecjones has a reputation beyond reputecjones has a reputation beyond reputecjones has a reputation beyond reputecjones has a reputation beyond reputecjones has a reputation beyond reputecjones has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

You see the sketches and the cartoons, but eventually come to the conclusion that the guy is actually beyond parody. The satire pales in comparison to the real thing.
cjones is offline  
Old Jan 28th 2014, 1:20 pm
  #24  
Pacifist Ape
 
Shard's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2012
Location: UK
Posts: 22,842
Shard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond reputeShard has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Oh...I thought U meant somebody else.
Shard is offline  
Old Jan 28th 2014, 1:39 pm
  #25  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by cjones View Post
You see the sketches and the cartoons, but eventually come to the conclusion that the guy is actually beyond parody. The satire pales in comparison to the real thing.
And there's the election yet to come, (bloodbath!). He'll have to learn to keep it inside.
caretaker is offline  
Old Jan 28th 2014, 4:05 pm
  #26  
 
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,159
Miss Clinique is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Last night he turned up at an event he was univited from. Embarrassing!

http://www.torontolife.com/informer/...-trade-dinner/
Miss Clinique is offline  
Old Jan 28th 2014, 4:06 pm
  #27  
Concierge
 
SchnookoLoly's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Oakville, ON, CA
Posts: 8,320
SchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by Miss Clinique View Post
Last night he turned up at an event he was univited from. Embarrassing!

http://www.torontolife.com/informer/...-trade-dinner/
Hahaha NewsTalk1010 was talking about that this morning... he then left in the middle of it in a huff. Apparently the organizers handled it fairly badly though...
SchnookoLoly is offline  
Old Apr 9th 2014, 1:16 am
  #28  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Now he's rercruited disgraced olympic sprinter Ben Johnson and Sam Tarasco (Caveman) from Trailer Park Boys to help his campaign. The gift that just keeps on giving...
caretaker is offline  
Old Apr 9th 2014, 12:47 pm
  #29  
Concierge
 
SchnookoLoly's Avatar
 
Joined: Jun 2011
Location: Oakville, ON, CA
Posts: 8,320
SchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond reputeSchnookoLoly has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by caretaker View Post
Now he's rercruited disgraced olympic sprinter Ben Johnson and Sam Tarasco (Caveman) from Trailer Park Boys to help his campaign. The gift that just keeps on giving...
Hahahahhaa it's just brilliant. It's a freaking circus. Does he have anyone on his "campaign team" other than his nimrod brother? (And now these two)

Was talking to Husband about bringing on Ben Johnson in the car this morning, he thinks it's genius - bring on someone who "made a mistake" in using drugs, paid for it with his gold medal and shame from the sport and his country, and now campaigns against drug use and is trying to better is life. Perhaps not such a daft move... the radio was saying this morning as well that Ben Johnson, while he did cheat and was caught, was also sort of the scapegoat in the whole thing as everyone was drugged up at that time, a bit like in cycling. So hard to say!!

I completely do not understand the TPB move though. (Couldn't help but laugh when the person on the radio said that perhaps it was a move to gain the vote of "that level" of audience....)
SchnookoLoly is offline  
Old Apr 9th 2014, 1:31 pm
  #30  
Stand-up Philosopher
 
caretaker's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2009
Location: Regina and Oliver
Posts: 16,344
caretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond reputecaretaker has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: He's baaaaccckkkk.....

Originally Posted by SchnookoLoly View Post
Ben Johnson, while he did cheat and was caught, was also sort of the scapegoat in the whole thing as everyone was drugged up at that time, a bit like in cycling. So hard to say!!
Johnson's doctor Jaimie Astafan was about the sleaziest character you can imagine, fled the country etc so I hold him even more responsible than Johnson himself.
caretaker is offline  

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.